Friday, April 23, 2010

Do the Hustle


TRANS-CONTINENTAL band Gogol Bordello's Trans-Continental Hustle straddles genres like the group straddles borders.
The New York group led by moustached Ukrainian Eugene Hutz, who spent time living in Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Italy before moving to America, mix high energy gypsy folk music with acerbic punk rock, performance theatre and confrontational Brechtian caberet.
The rabble-rousing results are energetic and eclectic, with Hutz - who sounds like a drunk Serj Tankian - exuding real star quality, making up for any jarring moments with the gutsy bravado to yell and growl and moan through it.


  1. New stuff sounds amazing. You can download "Pala Tute" for free via the Gogol Bordello website right now. Check it out!


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